Here are the top 20 tourist attractions to see in Udupi:

1. St. Mary's Island

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10 km
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

The land where Vasco De Gama set his first foot, the land whose geological importance is immense and whose beauty is spectacular, is St. Mary's Island, Karnataka.

2. Krishna Temple

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5 km
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Considered to be one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in South India, the Krishna Temple or the Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is quite a huge name associated with the worship of Lord Krishna. The fascinating idol of the Lord is adorned with jewels and a golden chariot. What makes the temple unique, is its worshipping pattern. The prayers and process of the whole worship take place only through a silver-plated window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. Several temples known as Udupi Anantheshwara Temple surround the Shree Krishna Matha. These temples trace back to 1,000 years. The Krishna Temple is always seen to be crowded with Krishna Bhakts.

3. Malpe Beach

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6 km
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

A perfect spot for a carefree getaway, Malpe beach with its blue expanse of sky and the palm trees dotting the shoreline, is a popular tourist spot.

4. Kaup Beach

3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

A must visit beach in the area, this might just be one of the most beautiful destinations of the town. Also find here a lighthouse, twinkling at a height of 100 ft.

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5. Mookambika Temple

60 km
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Mookambika Temple is dedicated to Aadiprakarshakti who is believed to embody the powers of three goddesses, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Mahakali and Maha Lakshmi. The sanctum sanctorum houses a Linga represents Purusha as well as Shakti and is called the Udbhavlinga.

6. Kudlu Falls

42 km
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Also known as Sita Falls, Kudlu Falls is famous for its picturesque beauty. The waterfall cascades down the Western Ghats from a height of 150 feet in the midst of a dense green cover of the hilly terrain. It requires a moderate level of trekking through the green zone to reach the enchanting waterfall. The attraction is, thus, a favourite amongst trekkers and nature lovers.

7. Jomlu Teerth

1 km
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Located in the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Jomlu Teerth is a waterfall formed by the mesmerising River Sita. The fall cascades down a rocky terrain from a height of 20 feet in the middle of the dense natural reserve. The music made by the gushing water body and the birds singing their hearts away is sure to captivate one and all.

8. Manipal

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5 km
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Well known for the Manipal university, this town is home to multiple educational institutions founded by Dr T M A Pai.

9. Pajaka

3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

The birthplace of Sri Madhavacharya, a Dvaita philosopher, this village has a number of attractions that depict or mark the events and life of the philosopher. Find here a Banyan tree grown by him and the Madhava Mandir.

10. City Shopping

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1 km
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Ratha Beedi is a popular market near the Krishna Market where one can shop for local spices, vessels, earthenware and handicrafts. One may also go to the City Centre Mall here. While in Udupi, get your hands on the Kanjiwaram Silk Saris and local style jewellery that the town is known for.

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11. Chandramoulishwar Temple

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Devoted to Lord Shiva, this temple must be visited by all devotees before visiting the Krishna Temple.

12. Kodi Beach

32 km
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Surrounded by water on three sides, Kodi Beach is a perfect attraction for beach lovers. River Suvarna enters the gorgeous Arabian Sea at this beach and, therefore, it is also known as the Delta Beach. It has a small port for fisheries and is famous for toddy and freshly prepared seafood.

13. Ananteshwar Temple

1 km
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ananteshwar Temple is an ancient 8th century temple believed to be the oldest in the region. The temple complex also houses Chandramouleshwara and Krishna Temples. The main shrine is made of stone and has a recently installed silver door frame. A Hindu philosopher, Madhavacharya, trained and taught his disciples in the temple complex.

14. Anegudde Vinayak Temple

27 km
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Anegudde Vinayak Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, who helped Sage Agasthya kill a demon named Kumbhasura, when he was performing penance to help the draught struck village. The idol of the deity is a stunning 12-foot tall naturally found in the form of an elephant. The vibe of this religious attraction is divine and peaceful which makes it a perfect place to contemplate in silence.

15. Coin Museum Corp Bank

1 km
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Coin Museum Corp Bank, also known as Corporation Bank Heritage Museum has an extensive collection of coins belonging to various dynasties dating back to 400 BC. One can also get extensive knowledge about the history of banking in India since 1906. The Corporation Bank's founder's house was remodelled to establish the heritage museum as a ??Financial Temple?? The museum houses about 1400 coins with a current market value of over 4 million rupees.

16. Pajaka Kshetra

8 km
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Pajaka Kshetra is the birthplace of a renowned philosopher, Shree Madhavacharya. The place is believed to be highly sacred and has been mentioned in a biographical poem named Sampraday Paddhati written by Shree Hrushikesha, a disciple of Shree Madhavacharya. Several facts and monuments associated with Madhavacharya have been maintained in the kshetra that devotees and tourists can explore.

17. Sri Brahmi Durga Parameshwari Temple

46 km
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Sri Brahmi Durga Parameshwari Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari who is worshipped in the form of Linga. The Linga is also believed to be the convergence of Maha Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati and Mahakali. The temple has an evening mangalarti, called the Salaam Mangalarti, dedicated to Tipu Sultan to commemorate his visit to the shrine.

18. Anantha Padmanabha Temple

2 km
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Located on the beautiful banks of River Sita, Anantha Padmanabha Temple is a 7th century temple dedicated to Lord Anantha Padmanabha. The temple is said to be built by Krishna Hebbar after a fire destroyed most of the shrine along with the temple car. The new structure now also houses an idol of Lord Ganesha and Rudralinga.

19. Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple

4 km
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple is an 11th century shrine dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple houses five (pancha) Lingas that represent the Goddess and a stone sculpture of Vanadurga. The temple is one of the Shakti Peethas and is situated in a vast temple complex.

20. Anejari Butterfly Camp

56 km
from city center
20 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Anejari Butterfly Camp is an exciting little attraction in the midst of dense foliage of the Mookambila Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature lovers can spend an ample amount of time watching beautiful butterflies and birds in their natural habitat or go on soothing nature walks while adventure seekers can trek the enchanting trails through the reserve to reach the 10th highest peak in the state, the Kodachadri Peak.

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